Pedestrian Accident Attorney
In California, car drivers continue to get more aggressive, impatient, and violent. As a result, pedestrians, bicycle riders, and children continue to pay a terrible price. At the Law Firm of Lyons & Lyons, we think there is something seriously wrong when the impatient drivers who don’t even understand the rules of the road disrespect the rights of pedestrians, bicycle riders, and children. Giving pedestrians the right of way is not optional, it’s the law.
Each year hundreds of people are injured or killed in several towns and cities throughout our Central Valley as they ride a bike, or walk along a sidewalk, or try to cross an intersection. The attorneys at the Law Firm of Lyons & Lyons cannot think of a better way to stop the insanity of impatient drivers than to make the responsible car drivers pay dearly for the injuries and damages they cause.
Unfortunately children account for most pedestrians injured by a motor vehicle. In fact, young children under the age of four account for nearly 40 percent of pedestrian-injury related deaths. It is never too early to teach your children the good habits of pedestrian safety. Teach children to cross at a crosswalk or corner whenever possible and to look both ways when crossing the street, and to continue looking when they cross. Make sure your child wears reflective clothing or carries a flashlight when walking at night, especially on Halloween, a time that notoriously has more pedestrian accidents than any other day of the year.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Lyons & Lyons are prepared to deal with any of the following types of pedestrian injuries:
- Pedestrian accident at crosswalks or at intersections
- School zone accidents
- Drunk-driving accidents
- Running, jogger accidents
- Hit and run
- Parking lot accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Bicycle and motorcycle accidents
- Public transportation
- Catastrophic injuries: head injury, brain damage, spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death caused by bad drivers
WARNING: BEWARE OF INSURANCE COMPANIES
Ordinarily, immediately after a pedestrian accident, insurance companies and their claims adjusters will attempt to obtain a recorded statement from you or get you to sign paper works that can limit your ability to receive full and just compensation for your damages and injury. Similarly, many insurance companies try to reach a quick settlement with an injured pedestrian. Their purpose is to escape as much responsibility as they can for future medical expenses, lost wages and other damages that are likely to develop. This is a trap that an injured pedestrian must keep from falling into. When a person is injured by someone driving car, it very often takes several weeks to several months to completely diagnose the person’s injuries. At that point, the person may be found to need surgery or other extensive treatment. The injuries may even leave the person permanently disabled after corrective surgery. Therefore, the true value of a claim from a pedestrian accident can only be assessed after a physician has established a firm prognosis
Always remember: insurance companies are in the business of making as much money as they can and keeping as much money as they can. They are not in business of handing out as much money as you need for your medical care. While unfortunately this is perfectly legal, you must remain vigilant to keep from being taken advantage of.
Do not talk to insurance company representatives or claims adjusters and do not sign anything given to you by representatives of an insurance company and until you have consulted with an attorney hired to represent your interests, rather than those of the insurance company. If you or a loved one have been injured, and insurance companies are pressing you to sign paperwork, call the Law Offices of Lyons & Lyons today at (559) 636-8122 in order to set up your Free Consultation.
If you, or one of your family members, have been injured by a car while walking or biking, or if you are a survivor of a pedestrian who has been killed in a road accident, contact us at (559) 636-8122 for your FREE consultation.
If you are unable to visit our office, we will make our legal service available to you through a home visit upon your request.